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THE DEVELOPING MEDICAL SCHOOLS

JAMA. 1965;194(7):821-822. doi:10.1001/jama.1965.03090200129025.
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A major portion of the 65th Annual Report on Medical Education in the United States (p 733) is devoted to the developing medical schools. This should be of great interest to all members of the profession and to anyone else who is concerned with the progress of American medical education.

As noted in last year's report, we are entering an era of major expansion in the number of medical schools.1 Over the past 20 years, the number has increased steadily, but at a slow rate, from 77 schools in 1945 to 88 in 1965. Prior to that time, from the depression year of 1932 through World War II, the number did not change. Now in a short stretch of five years, from 1965 to 1970, there will probably be 14 or 15 new schools in operation.

There has been nothing comparable to this in the history of American medical

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